Licensing

In 2017, Re:Sound had four new tariffs certified – sporting events, comedy and magic shows, concerts, and theatrical dance events. These contributed to the 17.5% increase in revenue over 2016 and nearly 3,000 new businesses getting licensed. We teamed up with SOCAN to create a pilot project for a single portal for licensing the use of music when used in public, whether at a convention, or dancing at a wedding reception. The portal offers a one-stop shop for both Re:Sound and SOCAN customers, resulting in a client-friendly process that makes it easier for businesses to obtain all the licenses they need.

Overview

At the end of 2017, Re:Sound had licensed nearly 76,000 businesses across Canada. 

Breakdown of licensed businesses

57%

Food Services

20%

Other (Businesses like hair salons + misc.)


9%

AccomService (Hotels/Motels)


14%

Recreational Facilities

Breakdown by Location

British Columbia

15%

Alberta

13%

Saskatchewan

6%

Manitoba

3%

Ontario

31%

Québec

34%

New Brunswick

3%

Nova Scotia

3%

Prince Edward Island

<1%

Newfoundland and Labrador

2%

Yukon

<1%

Northwest Territories

<1%

Nunavut

<1%

Other

10%

New Businesses in 2017

In 2017, 2903 new businesses were licensed, and 16,124 payments were collected.

66% 

Food Services

20% 

Recreational Facilities

5%

Accommodation Services (Hotels/Motels)

3%

Education Services

Music in Business: Calgary Stampede

“Recorded music is a big part of how we create a special, welcoming and fun atmosphere. For us at the Stampede, it’s all about providing an exceptional guest experience and recorded music is an important element that helps us deliver that to our guests.”


Samara Lastiwka

Programming Production Manager, 

Calgary Stampede

Partnerships: CAPACOA

“As the lead voice of presenters in Canada, CAPACOA has worked closely with Re:Sound over the last 4 years. With members varying in size – from regional theatres to the National Arts Centre – we worked together to propose a brand-new tariff (T5K) that would be helpful to our membership. We further looked to streamline the reporting and payment process via online tools, and continue to seek innovative ways to work together to improve the licensing process for our members. We jointly worked to distribute relevant communications materials to members, including press releases and webinars, while communicating jointly to the government about this initiative, which was extremely beneficial to all parties.” 


Frédéric Julien

Director of Research and Development

CAPACOA

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